Topic: Politics

Nov 6, 2012/02:29 AM

Everything you need to vote

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The polls open in less than 11 hours. You and other voters in Virginia will play a huge role in deciding who is in the White House for the next four years. And there is so much at stake here in the Commonwealth. We have more work to do to get out the vote, but we here at VNM want …


Nov 2, 2012/07:24 PM

Exposed! Voter Intimidation and Fraud from the Right Wing!

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Did you see someone being turned away from voting? Did you have problems at your polling pace? Call 866-OUR-VOTE to report any problems and post the story at OurVoteLive.org The Tea Party-affiliated organization, True the Vote has promised to recruit thousands of volunteers to help hand conservatives a victory at the polls this November. Their methods? They intend to deceive …


Sep 12, 2012/06:39 PM

Cornel and Tavis live! Watch here.

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Watch live as Cornel West and Tavis Smiley talk about what we all can do to fight poverty and win a better Virginia. Stay tuned at 11am as our very own Tram Nguyen takes the stage. Broadcasting live with Ustream


Mar 1, 2012/07:00 PM

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Virginia’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics | Center for American Progress

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Virginia’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics | Center for American Progress

via Center for American Progress. By Vanessa Cárdenas, Angela Maria Kelley Virginia is experiencing significant population changes, particularly among its communities of color. The commonwealth’s demographic shift is representative of what many say will be our nation’s future by 2042, as people of color are becoming the majority in Virginia. Already groups like Latinos and Asians play a significant role …


Mar 1, 2012/12:32 PM

How the South Carolina ‘dead voters’ hoax collapsed | The Institute for Southern Studies

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How the South Carolina ‘dead voters’ hoax collapsed | The Institute for Southern Studies

Last month, officials in South Carolina, facing resistance from the Department of Justice to [Voter-ID_0] their new voter ID law, concocted a ghoulish tale of dead voters taking over the state’s elections.

As was suspected from the beginning, the fevered stories of “zombie voters” turned out to be fantasy. This week, state elections officials reviewed 207 of the supposed 950 cases of dead people voting, and couldn’t confirm fraud in any of them. 106 stemmed from clerical errors at the polls, and another 56 involved bad data — the usual culprits when claims of dead voters have surfaced in the past.

So the question is, how did this cheap B-movie fiction make it into the public debate in the first place?


Feb 6, 2012/03:38 PM

Maryland outpaces Virginia in job growth | Washington Examiner

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While Governor Bob McDonnell continues to suggest that the anti-worker economy in Virginia creates jobs, reality proves otherwise. Maryland outpaces Virginia in job growth By: Hayley Peterson | 01/22/12 Examiner Staff Writer Maryland created eight times more private-sector jobs than Virginia last year, throwing a wrench intoVirginia Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s theory that his Republican-controlled state is friendlier to business than …


Feb 6, 2012/10:00 AM

How the GOP Is Resegregating the South | The Nation

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Originally posted here. How the GOP Is Resegregating the South Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party’s dominance. Ari Berman | January 31, 2012 North Carolina State Senator Eric Mansfield was born in 1964, a year before the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which guaranteed the right to vote for African-Americans. …


Feb 2, 2012/06:40 PM

2 million Virginians could lose their vote this fall

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We teamed up with policy group Demos released a report entitled “Voter ID in Virginia: An Expensive Mistake” to show the actual cost of the voter suppression laws under consideration in the Virginia Legislature. You can read the full report below! The report states that Virginians could pay a minimum of $10 million if a new bill is passed requiring …


Jan 30, 2012/05:45 PM

Carpetbaggers By Proxy

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Carpetbaggers By Proxy

by Dan Redick Delegates David B. Albo (R – 42) and David W. Marshall III (R – 14) are in cahoots with large corporations and legislators from other states to limit and suppress your vote.  This well-organized effort is signed, sealed and delivered by the likes of none other than the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) a right-wing organization that …